四月~紫色 the colour is lavender this april (2016)

四月過了一半,大部分日子小雨大雨雲霧不散,天灰沉沉,雲層厚甸甸。不得不為心情另覓出口。

找到了紫色。

stepping into the third week of april, many days were rainy foggy grey. feeling damp and heavy.

so i look into the nature around to seek colours.

i found lavender.

苦楝 - 白色的花瓣,紫色的花蕊,小小的,輕輕的。遠看開了花的苦楝樹,如團團輕紗紫霧籠罩,近賞,花秀色巧,令人的視線不能移開。站在樹底久了,又可感受幽幽花香。這季節最低調而醉人的美景。

chinaberry – this blog has been written about this tree every blossoming season. still, i am holding my breath every year. from far when you see a flowering chinaberry tree, you feel mystified. there seem to be a cloud or mist around. when going near you realize those are the flowers. the little and many blossoms in white and lavender create the illusion a shade of grey. the prettiness and colours then strike you, follow by the fragrances of the flower. chinaberry apr2016 2 chinaberry apr2016 1

紫藤 - 紫藤的美是光華四射的,開花時攀藤上猶如掛著纍纍葡萄般的紫花。

compare to chinaberry, wisteria is much more bold and showy. the flowering is explosive and in abundance. the blooms are intense and almost like bunches of juicy grapes hanging down. wisteria apr2016

紅花酢漿草 - 天一暖,濕度高,街角地面草地酢漿草就馬上來向世界報告,暖和的日子到來。個人認為如果「小確幸」這概念是朵花,那一定是酢漿草。

lavender sorrel is blooming all over thanks to the moisture and warmth this month. no matter what the weather is like every time seeing them there seems to be sunshine coming through. they are so common and easy yet the three leaflets come together as a circle and the purple adorable flower trumpet always deliver a sense of common daily happiness. lavender sorrel apr2016

苦楝 chinaberry (melia azedarach) -  植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 / angiosperms | 雙子葉植物綱 / eudicots | (unranked): rosids | 無患子目 sapindales order | 楝科 meliaceae family | 楝屬 melia genus | 種: m. azedarach species  source: wiki

紫藤 wisteria (wisteria sinensis) - kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms / 被子植物門 | (unranked): eudicots / 雙子葉植物綱 | (unranked): rosids | order: fabales 豆目 | family: fabaceae 豆科 | subfamily: faboideae 蝶型花亞科 | (unranked): inverted repeat-lacking clade (incertae sedis) | tribe: millettieae 崖豆族 | genus: wisteria 紫藤屬 | species: w. sinensis 紫藤  source: wiki

紅花酢漿草 lavender sorrel (oxalis corniculata) –  kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms / 被子植物門 | (unranked): eudicots / 雙子葉植物綱 | (unranked): rosids | order: oxalidales 酢漿草目 | family: oxalidaceae 酢漿草科 |  genus: oxalis 酢漿草屬 | species: o. corniculata 酢漿草  source: wiki

*** previous blog posts on chinaberry 有關苦楝前文:《又到苦楝時 season of chinaberry is here》、《苦楝快影 quick snap: china berry (melia azedarach)》、《三月苦楝 china berry flowers

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2 thoughts on “四月~紫色 the colour is lavender this april (2016)

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  1. Hello!

    Thank you for writing this wonderful website. Recently I found a type of trees blossoming with airy white / light greyish flowers everywhere, but I didnt know its name and I didn’t have a chance going close to look at the trees but do you think that is possibly the ivy trees ( schefflera heptaphylla ) or Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)? are they both flowering around the same time?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. hi Yiu, thanks for your lovely words. to answer your question, one thing for sure ivy tree’s flowering season is not now, it is around winter. chinaberry is blossoming right now, but i cannot judge for you base on a simple description. may i suggest you to observe more the trees you saw and compare to the notes and photographs of chinaberry in my blog or other useful books or websites. i have written about chinaberry a few times already as i listed at the bottom of this article. good luck and write to me again.

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